Jim Tarter, age 74 of Iola, Kansas, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 21, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas City. Jim was the oldest of 6 children, born in Fredonia Kansas on May 29, 1947. Jim graduated from Yates Center High school in 1966. He was stationed in Germany for 3 years when he served in the U.S. Army in 1969. Jim was employed at Haldex Brake in Iola, where he was a shipping and receiving supervisor for 36 years until Haldex closed in 2010. He then worked at PrarieLand, a John Deere dealership in Iola, for 10 years where he got to test out all the fun equipment when he delivered it to the customer.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents Enos Van and Edna Lavonne Tarter, a sister, Shirley Shultz, Wichita, a grandson, Bryson Byerley of Pleasanton, Kansas, and the mother of his children, Betty Tarter.
Jim attended Covenant of Faith in Iola, where his relationship with God and family was closest to his heart.
He is survived by his wife Joyce of the home, where they recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. Survivors include siblings, Billy Tarter, Barbara Williams, both of Lawrence, Larry Tarter, Wichita, and Debbie & Larry Brutchin of Iola. Children include Jason & Jennifer Tarter of Gas, Misty & Bill Fleming, Iola, Wendy & Teague Byerley, Pleasanton, Ronnie & Janell Yelm, Iola, Kim & Chris Clay, Deerfield MO. He has 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
ServiceA memorial celebrating Jim’s life will be at a later date.